Dazzling Northern Lightz Dancers

This group has been together about 3 years and have traveled around the United States competing. They don’t have a Bethel instructor any more, so they have a satellite link to an instructor and learn by distance. The group recently placed 7th in a competition with groups from the lower 48 States.

Bethel Traditional Dancers

Photos from Friday Night

This group is formed by people from Bethel and the surrounding villages. Songs taught by the late Dick Andrew, Joe  Chief Jr., and Ralph Lake. When Ralph passed on, Maurice Nanalook became the new leader to keep the songs going and add some of his own with songs given to him from other leaders.

Leader: Maurice Nanalook

Welcome to Saturday

Saturday, March 27th

11:30 a.m. Doors Open

11:55  Relighting the Flame

12:00-12:50 Mikelnguut Elitnaurviat School K – 2nd grade

Kaukaq Ruth Evon and O-yaq Emma Wright

12:50-1:20 Nunapitchuk Dancers

1:20-2:00       Ayaprun Elitnaurvik- Nayamin Agnes Naneng Yuraq Teacher

Ayaprun Loddie Jones – K

Angass’aq Sally Samson – K

Naniruar Carol Oulton & Arnaqulluk Janet Westlake -1st

2:00-2:15  Dazzling Northern Lightz Dancers

2:15-2:50  Ayaprun Elitnaurvik- Nayamin Yuraq Teacher

Inuqaar Carrie Dahl & Pasrata’ar Christine Owens -2nd

Alaq’aq Frank Mojin – 3rd

Caqigaq Georgianna Starr – 4th

Anman Melissa Gill & Alaq’aq Elena Pavilla – 5th & 6th

2:50-3:20  Mt. Edgecumbe Native Dancers

3:20-3:50  St. Mary’s Dancers

3:50-4:20   BRHS Warriors’ Native Dancers

4:20-4:45  Chevak Dancers

Saturday Evening, March 27th

4:00  * Native Foods Dinner starts for Elders at Cafeteria *

5:00  * Dinner starts for Dancers at Cafeteria *

6:00-7:00  * Dinner served for the General Audience til the food runs out*

4:45-5:00  Tundra Taps – Napaskiak

5:00-5:30  Kalskag Dancers

5:30-6:00  Patricia Bulitt – Mother of Mukluk Seal Mask Dance

6:00-6:30  Marshall Dancers

6:30-6:40  BRHS JROTC Step Team

6:40-7:10  Pavva Inupiaq Dancers

7:10-7:45  Scammon Bay Dancers

Cama-i 2010 – Our Living Treasure: Arnaucuaq Mary Ann Sundown

7:45-8:15  Midnight Sun Cloggers

8:15-          “Heart of the Drums” with John Pingayak

8:45-    “Y-K Delta Memoriam” with Ossie Kairaiuak

8:55-9:25  Upallret Dancers

9:25-9:55  Ingrimiut Singers and Dancers

9:55-10:15 Static Elementz – Break Dancers

10:15     Mr and Miss Cama-i Cultural Pageant Winners Announced

10:30-11:00 Yuraret Dancers

11:00-11:30 Tomodachi Daiko – Taiko Drummers

11:30-12:00 Chevak Dancers

Ingrimiut Dancers and Singers

Photos from Friday Night

Ingrimiut – People of the Mountains was formed 2 years ago in 2008 to pursue a new direction with new songs as well as carrying on the old ones. Most have direct ties to the Kuskokwim and Yukon region.

From: Anchorage
Leader: Ossie Kairaiuak

Pavva Inupiaq Dancers from Fairbank, AK

Photos from Friday Night

The Pavva Inupiaq Dancers are from the Fairbanks area. The group formed in 1999 and members have performed in Alaska and the lower 49 states.

Leader: Sean Topkok